Came across this interesting denticle hit

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Came across this interesting denticle hit

Post by Mediocrates007 » Fri Mar 25, 2022 5:38 pm

Looking over a double date 1880-S and noticed this interesting hit in the center arrowhead I thought I’d share. The date is kind of annoying since I thought it was an ears variety when I first picked it up, but appears to just be a crack.
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Re: Came across this interesting denticle hit

Post by vampicker » Fri Mar 25, 2022 5:45 pm

Edge reeding shot, not from the denticles.
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Re: Came across this interesting denticle hit

Post by Mediocrates007 » Fri Mar 25, 2022 6:06 pm

vampicker wrote:
Fri Mar 25, 2022 5:45 pm
Edge reeding shot, not from the denticles.
Ahh, I appreciate the correction!

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Re: Came across this interesting denticle hit

Post by jrfaust » Fri Mar 25, 2022 11:17 pm

That's pretty cool! :D
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Re: Came across this interesting denticle hit

Post by keilg1 » Sat Mar 26, 2022 10:31 am

Agree, wickedly cool either way.

Being a Wyoming boy, this reminds me of the Tetons or the Sawtooth Mountains in Idaho:
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Re: Came across this interesting denticle hit

Post by Mediocrates007 » Sat Mar 26, 2022 2:30 pm

keilg1 wrote:
Sat Mar 26, 2022 10:31 am
Agree, wickedly cool either way.

Being a Wyoming boy, this reminds me of the Tetons or the Sawtooth Mountains in Idaho:

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Beautiful country there, I dig the comparison

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Re: Came across this interesting denticle hit

Post by HawkeEye » Mon Apr 04, 2022 1:19 am

For those of us who have never seen this little item, who do you know it is the edge reeding hit?
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Re: Came across this interesting denticle hit

Post by LateDateMorganGuy » Mon Apr 04, 2022 2:21 am

I have a similar hit, just not as dramatic or defined. I got drawn into it.
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Re: Came across this interesting denticle hit

Post by HawkeEye » Tue Apr 05, 2022 11:57 am

I ran this by Roger and he and I are both scratching our heads. It is a double hit from something and has a crenelated shape, but unless someone can measure it and fit the shape to a coin, it seems unlikely to me that it is bag damage from another coin.

This one might need some thought about other Mint equipment and what might have come in contact with it. There is also the question of just PMD or is it on the die.
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Re: Came across this interesting denticle hit

Post by vampicker » Tue Apr 05, 2022 12:26 pm

It's a bag mark. If you feel differently and are convinced this is in the die itself, I invite you to scour the Heritage Auction archives and find another example that matches this exactly. While this may be an exercise in futility, along the way you may see a number of bag marks from almost every conceivable angle and a few that are double taps like this. It's akin to strike doubling.
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Re: Came across this interesting denticle hit

Post by vampicker » Tue Apr 05, 2022 12:58 pm

I went and did the very thing I suggested you try. Here's an example with several different hits.

https://coins.ha.com/itm/morgan-dollars ... ion-071515

Look at the leaves by the NI of UNITED. The crenelated edge of another dollar smacked into the center leaf forming odd lumps. It's a different angle that the subject coin, but it's the same general idea. The HA archive image also has a few typical bag marks to compare the spacing to.
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Re: Came across this interesting denticle hit

Post by Mediocrates007 » Tue Apr 05, 2022 3:02 pm

I agree it’s likely reeded edge that has the mimic of a double tap. It’s in an ANACS soapbox, but not a desirable one, so I can crack it for a closer look, but it’s more of just an interesting oddity in my eyes.

When I saw it, I thought denticles, but as I was corrected and looked closer, it couldn’t be that.

I’m not attached to the coin, so if someone wants it for some reason, I can make that happen.
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